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Michael Klein

The Bright Light of Possibility:  Four Essays

January 28 to February 22, 2019
Tuition: $500
In this workshop we will be writing one autobiographical essay each week—and discussing various approaches to looking at and then writing about four essential questions each of us have asked ourselves at one point of our own living:  Who am I?  ...More
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Rebecca Lindenberg

WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID: WRITING FUNNY POEMS for Winter

January 28 to February 22, 2019
Tuition: $500
It is really hard to write funny.  It’s even harder to write funny with substance and pathos.  But in this class, we’ll look at several poems that succeed at being funny in different ways  - some by unlikely juxtapositions, some by satire, some...More
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Elizabeth Bradfield

THE PROJECT BOOK: Winter

February 4 to March 1, 2019
Tuition: $500
Finishing a book of poems focused on a topic, rather than a loose aggregation, is a particular art.  Some poets unify books by form or voice as well as subject (such as Ellen Bryant Voigt's Kyrie, Frank X Walker's Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York...More
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Writers' Work Group: Submit Your Work

February 4 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $175
The “Submit Your Work” accountability Work Group is meant for writers who want to submit to more literary journals in 2019. Whether you’re aiming for 100 rejections or you want to submit work for the first time, this 16-week group can provide...More
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Writers' Work Group: The Big Project (Fiction)

February 4 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $175
"The Big Project" accountability Work Group is meant for writers who want to make headway on their fiction manuscript. Whether you are working towards a first draft of a novel or novella, or are beginning the process of revising your manuscript,...More
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Writers' Work Group: The Big Project (Nonfiction)

February 4 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $175
"The Big Project" accountability Work Group is meant for writers who want to make headway on their nonfiction manuscript. Whether you are working towards a first draft of a collection of essays, or are beginning the process of revising your...More
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Writers' Work Group: The Big Project (Poetry)

February 4 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $175
"The Big Project" accountability Work Group is meant for writers who want to make headway on their poetry manuscript. Whether you are working towards a first draft of a chapbook or full-length collection, or are beginning the process of revising...More
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Writers' Work Group: Workshop Your Fiction

February 4 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $175
This Work Group is a workshop-style group. It is meant for writers who want regular feedback on their drafts, and who are committed to providing critiques for their fellow writers. Whether you are in generative or revision mode, the primary goal of...More
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Writers' Work Group: Workshop Your Nonfiction

February 4 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $175
This Work Group is a workshop-style group. It is meant for writers who want regular feedback on their drafts, and who are committed to providing critiques for their fellow writers. Whether you are in generative or revision mode, the primary goal of...More
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Writers' Work Group: Workshop Your Poems

February 4 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $175
This Work Group is a workshop-style group. It is meant for writers who want regular feedback on their drafts, and who are committed to providing critiques for their fellow writers. Whether you are in generative or revision mode, the primary goal of...More
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Ann Hood

JUMPSTART YOUR MEMOIR: Winter

February 11 to February 15, 2019
Tuition: $400
A writing sample is required for admittance to this class. Before registering, please email a writing sample to gleghorn@fawc.org.  Often, that moment when you first begin to write is the scariest. This one-week intensive workshop will help you get...More
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Ed Skoog

CALLED TO SPEECH: A ONE-WEEK WORKSHOP

February 18 to February 22, 2019
Tuition: $400
What is happening when you begin to write a poem? What does it mean to be called to speech, to break into song? Why this, why now? How does the occasion of a poem lead you to write a poem in a certain way, and what avenues do you take to pursue...More
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Meghan O'Gieblyn

PLACE IN MEMOIR

March 4 to April 26, 2019
Tuition: $600
Too often, location is regarded as the backdrop of a memoir—the fixed stage-set on which the action unfolds. But there is a long tradition of memoir that privileges place, and the writer’s experience with that place. In such works, location takes...More
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Anne Sanow

REVISION IS THE WRITING: PROSE WORKSHOP for Spring

March 4 to March 29, 2019
Tuition: $500
It’s easy to resist revision as the “work” part of creating—but when you embrace it fully as part of the creative process, your writing will start to go to new levels.  Real revision is bold and daring.  It demands that you get into the guts of your...More
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Sarah Van Arsdale

The Fiction of Truth/The Truth of Fiction

March 4 to April 26, 2019
Tuition: $600
Where is the line between memoir and fiction? How much can you fabricate in memoir, and how much can you steal from your own life in fiction? In this workshop, students will submit their work---whether it's fiction, memoir, or a hybrid---for...More
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Rebecca Seiferle

THE POEM'S INTENTION

March 4 to March 29, 2019
Tuition: $500
Often, a poem has its own intentions that are at odds with the intentions of the poet. The poet will begin the poem with a certain aim, feeling, perspective, or subject, only to find that the poem veers into unknown territory. Often the preferred...More
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Jennifer Tseng

Writing the Forbidden

March 4 to March 8, 2019
Tuition: $400
In this one-week class we will work to produce forbidden writing. What’s forbidden to one writer may not be forbidden to another. Some feel forbidden to write about emotions (i.e. anger, happiness etc.) or circumstances (i.e. trauma, ecstasy,...More
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Peter Campion

FORM FROM FEELING AND FEELING FROM FORM: Spring

March 10 to April 4, 2019
Tuition: $500
This class is for people who want to improve their poems, by understanding the art more fully, from the inside out. During our four weeks, we’ll explore seven formal elements—action, voice, sentence, phrase, line, sound, and metaphor—while...More
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Sara Eliza Johnson

LANGUAGE AND THE LUCID DREAM: Spring

March 11 to May 3, 2019
Tuition: $600
Writing a poem—that is, inventing and manipulating our language to compose it—can be likened to lucid dreaming.  In this course, you will learn to write poems as if dreaming lucidly, which means that you will learn to write with intention and...More
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Elizabeth Bradfield

REWILDING YOUR POEMS: A MONTH OF PRODS, PROMPTS, AND PLAY: Spring

March 11 to April 5, 2019
Tuition: $500
It can be easy to fall into a poetic rut.  To feel stuck in routine or less than terrified (don't we all want to be a little terrified by our poems?) by what we put on the page.  This four-week course will focus on exercises that will open new ideas...More
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Nancy Pearson

15 WORKS: Spring

March 18 to April 12, 2019
Tuition: $500
This four week poetry workshop is based on a class taught at the former Corcoran School of Art. In "15 Works," you’ll write 3 to 4 poems a week in response to assignments and prompts, with weekly themes. Comments on one another’s poems will be...More
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Ed Skoog

HAVE YOU TRIED THE SIDE DOOR? FINDING A WAY IN TO YOUR NEXT POEMS: Spring

March 18 to May 3, 2019
Tuition: $600
Sometimes, starting a poem, I feel paralyzed by the task. Each time I need to find the way around my expectations, over the seemingly unsurmountable traditions and the already-trod reactions against tradition, under the deep sea of …whatever—you get...More
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In this 8-week master class in poetry, we will focus on ways in which the work of both canonical and contemporary poets can feed our creativity and help us hone revision strategies. By approaching William Shakespeare, Amy Lowell, Tim Seibles, A. E....More
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Rebecca Lindenberg

WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID: WRITING FUNNY POEMS for Spring

March 25 to April 19, 2019
Tuition: $500
It is really hard to write funny.  It’s even harder to write funny with substance and pathos.  But in this class, we’ll look at several poems that succeed at being funny in different ways  - some by unlikely juxtapositions, some by satire, some...More
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Ann Hood

WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY: spring

March 25 to April 19, 2019
Tuition: $500
Each week will begin with my introduction of a topic for that week's memoir assignment. Topics will include Food, Place, Love, and Loss. I will email you examples from writers I admire such as Jonathan Lethem, JoAnn Beard, Cheryl Strayed, and Tony...More
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Erin Adair-Hodges

Fail Up—

April 1 to April 26, 2019
Tuition: 500
What often keeps our competent poems from becoming captivating ones is a fear of failure, an instinctual aversion to risk. In this class, we’ll work at unlearning this impulse, priming ourselves to jump headlong into what we’ve previously side-...More
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Rebecca Seiferle

Form as the Body of the Poem

April 1 to April 26, 2019
Tuition: $500
In this workshop, we’ll look at how each poem takes an organic form, and how discovery of that form can lead us more fully into the poem. At one point I had a sequence of mostly short poems that refused to come together as a whole. One afternoon,...More
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Meghan O'Gieblyn

THE ‘I’ IN MEMOIR

April 1 to April 5, 2019
Tuition: $400
In a lecture titled “Why I Write,” Joan Didion remarked that all she could hear in those three words was “I, I, I.” She was alluding to a common criticism of memoir—that it encourages navel-gazing. But the primacy of first-person narrative—the “I”—...More
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Daisy Fried

WRITING POEMS THAT DON'T FIT: SPRING

April 1 to April 26, 2019
Tuition: $500
Does it sometimes seem as if the poetry world is divided into camps determined to prove that the other camps have nothing to offer? And where do you fit in? This workshop recognizes that the best poetry often doesn’t fit into any stylistic mode,...More
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Fred Marchant

STAYING WITH IT: A FIVE-DAY MEDITATION IN POETRY FOR Spring

April 8 to April 12, 2019
Tuition: $400
In this one-week intensive online course we will begin a new poem and stay with it for the whole five days, the goal being to nurture and expand that poem into an extended meditation. We will consider what a meditative poem is and does, and why one...More
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In this workshop course, we will write poems based on some of the major themes present in the poems of the great German-language Modernist poet Rainer Maria Rilke.  As a poet and thinker Rilke returned to a handful of ideas which he incorporated...More
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David Kutz-Marks

Beauty in Clouds

May 6 to May 31, 2019
Tuition: $500
In this course we will assess the stranger aesthetic virtues of poems we—and the rest of the world—are writing now.  Without disavowing the values of form, clarity, logical coherence, and so many other key terms of the workshop that represent the...More
Ann Hood's picture
Ann Hood

JUMPSTART YOUR MEMOIR: Spring

May 6 to May 10, 2019
Tuition: $400
A writing sample is required for admittance to this class. Before registering, please email a writing sample to gleghorn@fawc.org.  Often, that moment when you first begin to write is the scariest. This one-week intensive workshop will help you get...More
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Erin Adair-Hodges

Fail Up—

June 3 to June 28, 2019
Tuition: 500
What often keeps our competent poems from becoming captivating ones is a fear of failure, an instinctual aversion to risk. In this class, we’ll work at unlearning this impulse, priming ourselves to jump headlong into what we’ve previously side-...More
Ann Hood's picture
Ann Hood

JUMPSTART YOUR MEMOIR: SUMMER

June 3 to June 7, 2019
Tuition: $400
A writing sample is required for admittance to this class. Before registering, please email a writing sample to gleghorn@fawc.org.  Often, that moment when you first begin to write is the scariest. This one-week intensive workshop will help you get...More
Rebecca Lindenberg's picture
Rebecca Lindenberg

WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID: WRITING FUNNY POEMS in Summer

June 18 to July 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
It is really hard to write funny.  It’s even harder to write funny with substance and pathos.  But in this class, we’ll look at several poems that succeed at being funny in different ways  - some by unlikely juxtapositions, some by satire, some...More
Nancy Pearson's picture
Nancy Pearson

15 WORKS: SUMMER

June 24 to July 19, 2019
Tuition: $500
This four week poetry workshop is based on a class taught at the former Corcoran School of Art. In "15 Works," you’ll write 3 to 4 poems a week in response to assignments and prompts, with weekly themes. Comments on one another’s poems will be...More
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Sara Eliza Johnson

LANGUAGE AND THE LUCID DREAM: SUMMER

June 24 to August 16, 2019
Tuition: $600
Writing a poem—that is, inventing and manipulating our language to compose it—can be likened to lucid dreaming.  In this course, you will learn to write poems as if dreaming lucidly, which means that you will learn to write with intention and...More
Peter Campion's picture
Peter Campion

FORM FROM FEELING AND FEELING FROM FORM: Summer

July 15 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $500
This class is for people who want to improve their poems, by understanding the art more fully, from the inside out. During our four weeks, we’ll explore seven formal elements—action, voice, sentence, phrase, line, sound, and metaphor—while...More
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Alix Ohlin

MAKING BEAUTIFUL SENTENCES

July 15 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $500
What makes a sentence so powerful and enduring that it will stick in your mind forever?  In this four-week class, we’ll take a look at some beautiful sentences and try to figure out exactly what makes them work, what distinguishes a writer’s style...More
Ann Hood's picture
Ann Hood

WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY: Summer

July 22 to August 16, 2019
Tuition: $500
Each week will begin with my introduction of a topic for that week's memoir assignment. Topics will include Food, Place, Love, and Loss. I will email you examples from writers I admire such as Jonathan Lethem, JoAnn Beard, Cheryl Strayed, and Tony...More
Ed Skoog's picture
Ed Skoog

HAVE YOU TRIED THE SIDE DOOR? FINDING A WAY IN TO YOUR NEXT POEMS: Summer

August 5 to September 27, 2019
Tuition: $600
Sometimes, starting a poem, I feel paralyzed by the task. Each time I need to find the way around my expectations, over the seemingly unsurmountable traditions and the already-trod reactions against tradition, under the deep sea of …whatever—you get...More
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Michelle Tea

MEMOIR THAT READS LIKE FICTION: Summer

August 5 to August 9, 2019
Tuition: $400
In this intensive memoir workshop, you will learn techniques to create a memoir with a cinematic feel and the singular voice of an immersive novel. In addition to discussing style and craft, you will also touch on the personal concerns that...More
Anne Sanow's picture
Anne Sanow

REVISION IS THE WRITING: PROSE WORKSHOP FOR Summer

August 19 to September 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
It’s easy to resist revision as the “work” part of creating—but when you embrace it fully as part of the creative process, your writing will start to go to new levels.  Real revision is bold and daring.  It demands that you get into the guts of your...More
Elizabeth Bradfield's picture
Elizabeth Bradfield

THE PROJECT BOOK: Summer

August 19 to September 13, 2019
Tuition: $500
Finishing a book of poems focused on a topic, rather than a loose aggregation, is a particular art.  Some poets unify books by form or voice as well as subject (such as Ellen Bryant Voigt's Kyrie, Frank X Walker's Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York...More